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Old 12-06-2009
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If it were me, I would keep looking. There is no way I would consider a boat with a half inch gap between the keel and stub, sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Add to that the Atomic 4 and that cinches the no deal on that Tartan.

As to the Paceship 26, I too think that is way too small for a family of 4 (certainly with 2 teenagers). As others have said, teenagers need their own space and a 36 foot just doesn't have it...

My wife and I sail a 27' and find it barely enough space for more than day sailing. Plan accordingly.
Joe McCary,
Sailing on The Central Chesapeake Bay, West River, MD on my Catalina 27, Aelous II with my wife and friends.
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